Q: Can I keep roses & roses of Sharon in their containers in
the garage and plant them in the ground in the spring? I live in Ohio.
If you keep them inside the garage, the conditions
are not the same as outside, and the conditions outside are what the plants
are meant to be in, not the conditions inside your garage.
Therefore, I would dig a hole at least 1 1/2 to 2 times the diameter of the
root balls, and slightly shallower, and install the plants this fall.
way their roots will begin to regenerate right away, which will aid their
establishment in the landscape come spring.